The Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) provides expertise and ground-breaking research on the key questions of a sustainable economic and social order. The institute examines legal and political frameworks in the fields of climate protection, energy and mobility from an interdisciplinary, integrative and international perspective. Since 2009, IKEM is a public charity and associated to the University of Greifswald as an independent research institution.
Climate change and its global impacts are ranked among the most urgent challenges of our time. That is why, IKEM places questions of climate protection at the centre of its applied research work and has specialized on analyses which develop or optimize strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
IKEM is engaged in all issues concerning sustainable and innovative energy supply for the future. Focusses are on analyses of energy production and energy efficiency, demands for the infrastructure of renewable energies and the transitions towards low-carbon economies.
The fields of mobility and modern transportation are closely interconnected with questions of economy and energy & climate change policies. IKEM’s research focus is on innovative ideas for mobility, the development of business and operator models as well as on research on acceptance and user potentials.